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Babbage Early Origins



The surname Babbage was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 15th century when they held estates in that shire. The early references to this name have never been found but we may presume from the numerous farmers and landowners holding the name in Devon in the 19th century that it was from strong west country stock.

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Babbage Spelling Variations


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Babbage Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Babbage include Babbage, Babbidge, Babidge, Babbige, Babbege and others.

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Babbage Early History


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Babbage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babbage research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1455, 1487 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Babbage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Babbage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babbage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Babbage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Babbage or a variant listed above:

Babbage Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Babbage, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1632

Babbage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Babbage, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Richard Babbage who arrived in New York in 1834

Babbage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Herschel Babbage arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Babbage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Babbage (post 1700)



  • Robert A. Babbage Jr., American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980, 1996
  • John Davis Babbage, American politician, Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952
  • Bob Babbage, American politician, Kentucky auditor of public accounts in 1987
  • Robert A. Babbage Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980, 1996
  • John Davis Babbage, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952
  • Bob Babbage, American Democrat politician, Kentucky auditor of public accounts; Elected 1987
  • Charles Babbage (1791-1871), English mathematician and inventor, eponym of the Babbage crater, on the Moon

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Babbage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Babbage Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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